What's New in Saratoga
It's hard to believe we're already three weeks into the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course! Check out what's happening this week at the track:

Orchid's Caribbean Restaurant and Lounge opened last week next to the Roosevelt Inn on Route 9. The restaurant first opened back in 2009 on Altamont Avenue in Rotterdam and has received multiple awards for best local Caribbean food. 

Photo Courtesy of Orchid's Restaurant and Lounge's Facebook
NYRA will celebrate the City of Saratoga Springs' 100th birthday with free grandstand and clubhouse admission at the Saratoga Race Course on Saratoga Centennial Day, Wednesday, August 5th. Check out what the celebration has in store for track goers in addition to free admission: 

Food Network celebrity chef Anne Burrell will create the plates at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Annual Gala on Sunday, August 9. 

From public rallies on national television to online petitions, racing fans and officials will stop at nothing to get American Pharoah to trot along the historic Saratoga Race Course this summer. NYRA recently announced that they will raise the total amount of winnings for the 146th Travers Stakes from $1.25 million to $1.6 million if American Pharoah makes an appearance for the August 29th race. 

You do not want to miss out on Thoroughbreds For All, a Retired Racehorse Project event taking place on Tuesday, August 4th.

NYRA will host Season Pass and Ticket Holder Appreciation Days at the Saratoga Race Course from Saturday, August 1st through Monday, August 3rd. 

Have a season pass? Check out what's in store for you this weekend! 

Editor's Note 8/3/2015: We have updated the location of the Lake Local. It is located on the north end of Saratoga Lake where Bay Shore Tropic Hut was once located. 

Have you ever been to The Local on Beekman in Saratoga's art district? If you haven't, I suggest you go immediately and if you have, it's hard to imagine if it could get any better. Well, my friends, I bear pretty exciting news regarding Saratoga Springs' beloved Local. Check it out:

As part of Sage College's "Date Night" series each Thursday during the Philadelphia Orchestra season, up and coming chefs from around the Capital Region will meet for meet for the Times Union's "Grill Games" competition. 

NYRA welcomed Berkshire Bank Family Mondays back to the track this past week. The newly expanded and enhanced Family Days are presented by Mister Softee this year and include an array of games, attractions and activities.


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